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Livestream of Commerce Data Advisory Committee Meeting on July 30, 2015

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:57

The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) is holding its second meeting at Intel’s Headquarters in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, July 30. Appointed by Secretary Pritzker, the 19-member council provides guidance on areas such as data management practices; common, open data standards; policy issues related to privacy, latency, and consistency; effective models for public-private partnership; external uses of Commerce data; and methods to build new feedback loops between the Department and data users.

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Advance Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2015

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:30

Real GDP rose faster in the second quarter than in the first, even after a large upward revision to first-quarter growth. Strong personal consumption led the rebound as consumers spent more of the windfall gains from lower oil prices that they had saved in the first quarter, and many of the temporary factors that restrained growth in the first quarter faded.

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The Faces of Health Care: Joanne W.

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Joanne is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"My life was saved by early detection, thanks to annual wellness checks that included a
heart ultrasound."

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Part II: Preparing to Open a Franchise

Thu, 2015-07-30 00:00

In the last blog we talked about deciding if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Kenya for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Wed, 2015-07-29 09:58

As the Administration’s point person on entrepreneurship, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). At the summit, Secretary Pritzker had the opportunity to highlight the work that the Department of Commerce does to address and support innovation, and meet with entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives from around the world.  

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The Faces of Health Care: Timothy S.

Wed, 2015-07-29 09:00

What has health reform meant to this country? That's a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Timothy is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

"[The Affordable Care Act] literally saved my life."

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Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:00

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said...

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

Tue, 2015-07-28 18:05

Technology has given us incredible new tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, and all Americans should enjoy these benefits — including, and especially, those with disabilities.

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens

Tue, 2015-07-28 18:05

Technology has given us incredible new tools to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues, and all Americans should enjoy these benefits — including, and especially, those with disabilities.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA’s) BroadbandUSA Work Complementing ConnectHome Initiative

Tue, 2015-07-28 11:56 President Obama announced ConnectHome — a plan to bring high-speed broadband Internet to low-income housing in 27 cities and one Native American tribal community. ConnectHome is just one component of a broader Administration initiative to expand broadband and close the digital divide, and NTIA is playing a critical role in that effort. Read More

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